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Drought Watch starts July 1

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Local residents and businesses in San Diego will take up plans to lower water use on July 1st. Mayor Kevin Faulconer called on locals to use voluntary measures to conserve water.

"We’re facing a water supply shortage and a long fire season ahead so it’s prudent that all San Diegans do what they can to conserve water,” Faulconer said this week. “San Diegans have been cognizant of the importance of water conservation for years and this declaration is simply a reminder to remain vigilant going forward.”

The City Council supported the decision to declare a Drought Response Level 1 on Tueday, May 20th.

California is still in a statewide drought. This year's rainfall seasons have been dry in San Diego. The Drought Watch Condition declared in San DIego was planned to encourage locals to work to lower local water use before a supply shortage happens. The city will educate the public, and, keep citizens aware of the actions thehy can take to do their part to conserve water.

San Diegans are asked to water only on their assigned days during the week. USe of a hose with a shutoff nozzle is recommended. And, asked to not irrigate land and plants during rain.

All actions to conserve water are voluntary. The City declared it is "critical that all residents use water wisely."

San DIegans at work on construction during the drought watch can use recycled water, when available, to lower the job waater usage.

Councilwoman Lorie Zapf, and the city council's environment committee gave a go ahead on the drought declaration on April 23rd.

THis is a Center Line Policy Alert.

TO read the early alert ont he coming Drought Watch, read

Council to decide on Drought Watch COndition

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